Categorical Exclusion for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Test Halibut Mortality Measurement Methods

January 13, 2009

Application for an exempted fishing permit from North Pacific Fisheries Foundation

The Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) would allow data to be collected from approximately 100 halibut caught by non-pelagic trawl gear for constructing a reflex action mortality predictor for predicting delayed mortality in individual trawl caught halibut, and to compare the RAMP method with the International Pacific Halibut Commission viability method for predicting delayed mortality in individual fish. The activities under this EFP would be conducted within the 2009 harvest specifications of groundfish and halibut prohibited species catch.

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